Title 31, Chapter 20, Section 1
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Accredited hospital" means a hospital licensed by the
Department of Human Resources and accredited by the Joint
Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals.
(2) "Physician" means a person duly licensed to practice medicine
and surgery without restriction in Georgia pursuant to Chapter 34
of Title 43.
(3) "Sterilization procedure" means any procedure which is
designed or intended to prevent conception and which is not
designed to unsex the patient by removing the ovaries or